After having watched a brilliant series of videos from the great post by A. Peasant, over at Twelfth Bough(tip o’ the hat) on education in the Occident, and this subject’s having always been a point of interest to me…I thought I would add my two cents.
Back in the 80’s I worked with a guy that was chosen as a contestant on Jeopardy. We were all excited to shut down the office for an hour to watch him. Of course we were a bit disappointed in his performance as it unfolded. He told us(it had been taped and he was there to watch it with us) that even though he knew most of the answers to the questions, he didn’t have the presence of mind to press the button or that he was too nervous to think clearly.
Well…shit happens. It got me watching that program occasionally to see how well these contestants could marshal these facts in front of what must be the almost insurmountable odds of the pressures of a television appearance.
Later on in life I got to reading the works of John Taylor Gatto. That explained a lot to me about Jeopardy. It seemed to me that the epitome of the amerikan educational system…the over-achievers in this bastardly scheme that Gatto criticizes, are on this television program. They absorb and memorize these opinions and altered historical facts and figures to regurgitate them in front of a television audience…for cash prizes. Other than this outcome, I can see no other use for our schools.
As Gatto explains, our system here, and in much of the Western world, was designed with a goal in mind that far exceeds reading, writing and arithmetic. It’s goal, as anyone capable of critical thought processes can clearly see, is to subjugate the individual to the will of a federally mandated “group think” that benefits the leaders of our society. The scope of this program of dumbing-down of the Western student is so broad and all-encompassing that even those charged with delivering such “education”, cannot see the forest for the trees. I wouldn’t want to be a teacher today. I would like to teach, however. And I do, to a fashion. But a budget and administrators are not needed for my curriculum.
The only point which Gatto does not touch upon, which if I am to follow his lead, am going to question…is WHO is behind this standard of “education” that he and many others criticize? There are many…that is clear. But of the primary architects of this system, what do they have in common? Surely there must be a basic philosophy from which all these designers of education for the masses, adhere. If it is so single-minded, and apparently it is…from what ideology does all of this come?
We can identify (and the practitioners of this type of schooling make no effort to hide them) these people as being of a certain culture, a “cult” , if you will. These educators, from Dr. Benjamin Bloom all the way back to Horace Mann, come from a certain group. Not the Illuminati…not the Freemasons. But of certain ashkanazi strains. Yes, the founders and current proponents of this indocrto-system are all jewish, or jewish apologists. That is why for instance that having gone through their schooling, we all KNOW that Adolph Hitler was not just a German leader in the 30’s and 40’s…he was the most evil human to ever walk this earth. That is also why we understand little about economics and so slave our lives away, so that a “chosen” few may spend their lives from cradle to grave, in absolute opulence. And the list of the examples of this mis-education goes on and on.
It is not much of surprise however that these critics, as needed as they are, do not take this final logical step. Their message is revolutionary enough without taking onboard criticism of it’s being racially charged. And so for all that they hold to be true and necessary, it is our task to follow their logic and do so ourselves. They have laid out the tools that it requires to make such a step. Question everything. Follow thoughts to their logical conclusions. Do not accept half-answers. Think critically and independently. If anyone presents something to you as a fact, look for an agenda first…as students, and parents of students..especially if that person delivering or designing this lesson plan is a hebrew. That much in life, I have learned. It has never failed me. It must be a useful ruler by which to measure these things.
We can learn much from these critics of our educational system. I have. I understand and have had to live with, and recover from the scars that my public education experience has left in me, for many, many years. I now realize that it was all agenda. From social studies to even math, we were all, and continue to be at the mercy of those that have the purpose to control us, rather than educate. This may be a simple concept to some, but an epiphany to others. Me, I’m just learning…and educating.